Making Babies is Fun – But Not Necessarily Easy

Have you noticed that a lot of couples seem to have babies in the summer and fall? In fact, according to the CDC’s birth rate by month data, July through October tend to be the most popular birth months, with August being the most common/popular month for births.

And if we do a little math, that means December is the most common/popular month for conceptions. It makes sense. It’s cold out. It’s holiday time. You make a lot of romantic fires and everyone is in a festive mood. It just seems like the right time to try and make a baby.

But here’s what a lot of couples don’t know about conception: While it may be a lot of fun, it’s not as easy as film and TV make it out to be. In fact, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, after 1 year of having unprotected sex, 15% of couples are unable to conceive. After 2 years, 10% of couples still have not had a successful pregnancy.

Many people assume the problem lies with the female, but 1/3 of all infertility cases are based on male reproductive issues. And this is often because a man’s testicles won’t make enough sperm, or his sperm aren’t strong enough swimmers to get the job done.

So now I’m going to share with you three sex positions that have helped couples get pregnant. Some doctors speculate these positions work because they help deposit sperm as close to the woman’s cervix as possible.

If you’ve been unlucky conceiving so far, try these positions:

Missionary

Granted, it’s not the most exciting position, but it can help a man thrust deeper and ejaculate right near the cervix.

Doggy Style

This position allows for even deeper penetration than missionary. It’s also a bit more flexible because the woman can be laying down, on all fours, half on the bed, half off, etc.

Wheelbarrow

You’ll both need to be in very good shape to pull this position off safely, but if you can, go for it! If the woman can be in a handstand position, with the man holding her and thrusting in a downward position, gravity will help get the sperm where it needs to go.

And speaking of sperm, if you’ve been told your sperm aren’t healthy, there are some nutrients you should focus on eating.

Eat These for Super Healthy Sperm

If you’re trying to get pregnant then it’s important you pay more attention to the health of your sperm.

How do you know if you have healthy sperm? Well, healthy sperm have a few things going for them:

1) There are a LOT of them. You want as many sperm in your semen as possible.

2) Your sperm are a healthy size and shape.

3) They’re excellent swimmers. Sperm have to be like trout to basically swim upstream, through the woman’s cervix, through her uterus and up into her fallopian tubes where they will meet the egg and fertilize it.

If you’ve had a checkup with your doctor and he or she has told you that your sperm are few and weak, then I HIGHLY recommend you eat more of the following nutrients:

Zinc

Getting enough zinc is essential for male fertility, so eat plenty of red meat, poultry, oysters and shellfish.

Folate

Both men and women need to supplement with folate to ensure they can make healthy babies. Eat your green leafy vegetables like spinach and romaine lettuce.

Vitamin B-12

B-12 has been shown to increase sperm count and sperm motility (how they swim). Again, eat plenty of fish and seafood, meats and poultry, especially liver. Just DO IT!

Vitamin D

Linked with increased testosterone and helping sperm become good swimmers, vitamin D is in foods like cheese, beef liver, eggs, yogurt and mushrooms.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has also been shown to increase the number of sperm in your semen. It’s a numbers game – the more sperm, the more chance you have that one of them will make it to the finish line. Eat nuts and seeds and green veggies like broccoli and spinach.

 

We also encourage you to add Golden Royal Honey to your diet. Fortified with ingredients scientifically proven to increase libido and help male fertility, our Golden Royal Honey is an easy and delicious way to get your sperm in tip-top shape.

 

 

 

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Unless you happen to be a monk living in a tranquil monastery high atop the Himalayan Mountains, chances are you deal with your own fair share of stress. And with almost a full year now of dealing with a global pandemic, lockdowns and the resulting tanking economy, most of us are dealing with ridiculous amounts of stress these days. And all of this stress is wreaking havoc on our health!

When we experience chronic stress, our bodies are in a chronic state of “fight or flight.” When in this state, we create certain hormones (adrenaline, cortisol, etc.) that are supposed to help us fight the enemy or flee from the danger. This hormonal cocktail was perfect for keeping our early ancestors safe from invading tribes and hungry sabre tooth tigers.

But in our modern world where perceived threats and danger are high mortgage payments, killer commutes, tyrannical bosses and yes, global pandemics, this hormonal cocktail is constantly coursing through our veins, causing our blood vessels to constrict and our hearts to beat faster. And this, over time, leads to many of us developing high blood pressure!

Making Matters Worse

Now high blood pressure is bad enough. But to make matters worse, many of the common hypertension medications on the market come with some pretty nasty side effects. How nasty?

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Erection problems
  • Feeling nervous
  • Feeling tired
  • Mild headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Weight loss or gain without trying

By the way, these side effects are what “health experts” or at least the writers hired to write all of that fine print in the little pamphlet, consider MILD side effects. Check out some of the more severe side effects of many common high blood pressure medications:

  • Increased blood sugar levels, leading to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Potassium loss impacting muscle (heart) function
  • Increased heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
  • A sudden drop in blood pressure
  • Depression

Now I don’t know about you, but it makes little sense to me why I would want to solve one health problem only to invite even more into my life. This is why so many people are now turning to natural remedies to lower their blood pressure.

If you or someone you love has high blood pressure and want to lower it naturally, here are some ways to do it:

Get Plenty of Exercise

Exercise is one of the greatest remedies for a multitude of health issues, high blood pressure certainly being one. And all it takes is moderate exercise like walking or biking a few times per week to start having those numbers come down.

Eat More Potassium-Rich Foods

Traditionally when a person is diagnosed with high blood pressure their doctor will recommend they cut a majority of the salt out of their diet. The truth is, sodium is incredibly important for our overall health, and even doctors now are telling patients they need to eat more of it.

The real problem is an imbalanced salt to potassium ratio. People get plenty of salt in their diet but not enough potassium. Potassium helps to relax your arteries so blood can flow more freely. Focus on eating more potassium-rich foods to keep your blood pressure nice and low.

Zen Out

Studies have shown that meditation is an effective way of beating the effects of stress on the body. All it takes is just 15-20 minutes each day to help you control your blood pressure.

Eat Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a secretion of worker bees that is then fed to the Queen Bee, who grows and lives 10x bigger and longer than the rest of the bees. Royal jelly is chock full of important nutrients like vitamin B5, which lowers stress, and also provides other B vitamins plus vitamins A, C, D and E. Royal jelly also provides 20 amino acids, essential fatty acids, and important minerals such as potassium, calcium, zinc, iron and manganese.

But perhaps more importantly, royal jelly contains short chains of amino acids called peptides that block the effects of ACE (angiotensin converting enzymes). ACE is something that constricts our blood vessels. That’s why people with high blood pressure are put on “ACE inhibitors.” Well royal jelly is a natural ACE inhibitor with no nasty side effects.

Our Golden Royal Honey just happens to be chockful of Royal Jelly. If you’d like to try and get your blood pressure down naturally, try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself.

 

*Always speak to your healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or protocol.

 

 

Here’s Why Men Over 40 Should Try Intermittent Fasting

If you’re a guy over the age of 40, chances are you are experiencing some changes to your body, and in the bedroom, that you find… well, frankly disturbing.

You’re tired. You look flabby (hello man boobs) and you can’t get it up like you used to. Why is this happening? You eat right and try to take care of yourself, and yet your body and sex life seem to be going down the toilet.

Well, once you cross that milestone birthday and hit the big 4-0, your body starts making less and less testosterone. Testosterone is an important sex hormone that is responsible for helping men manage their weight, have energy, build muscle and have a great sex drive with the ability to achieve rock hard erections.

So, it goes without saying that when your T-levels drop, you easily gain fat but lose muscle, have no energy, and can’t perform in the bedroom like you used to.

Luckily, there are strategies men can use to increase their T-levels naturally and one of the most effective strategies is Intermittent fasting (IF).

What is Intermittent Fasting Exactly?

Intermittent fasting is an eating protocol where a person has a small eating window followed by a period of no eating. Some people do a 16/8 protocol where they fast for 16 hours and then have an 8-hour window in which they usually eat 2 meals. Other people eat only 1 meal a day, so they would fast for 23 hours and eat within a 1-hour window.

Intermittent fasting has proven effective at helping people lose weight and reverse many metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. But it has also proven to be very effective at helping men increase their testosterone levels.

In fact, one study found that IF helped non-obese men increase their overall testosterone levels by 180%. And these results came just after a single short-term fast. Imagine doing regular IF.

IF Helps You Burn More Body Fat

Being overweight can bring down a man’s T-levels even more. One of the quickest ways to raise your levels is to lose excess body fat. And one of the most effective ways to do that is through intermittent fasting. When you fast, your body looks for fuel to power itself through the day. Once your body burns through the stored glycogen in your liver and muscles it will head to the stored fat on your body. The more fat you lose, the more able your body will be to produce more testosterone – it’s that simple.

Fasting and Human Growth Hormone

Within a small 24 hour fast, you can actually elevate your HGH levels by an amazing 2000%! What you may not know is that HGH and T-levels correlate with one another, both acting to improve glycogen uptake into the muscles, protein synthesis, and increasing training capacity and tolerance.

I want to end this article by saying that you don’t have to be super strict with intermittent fasting to see positive results in your body, energy levels and erections. Just by skipping breakfast, you can see these amazing results. So if you normally eat breakfast around 7AM, skip it and eat lunch at noon and then dinner at 6pm or 7pm. You’ll end up not eating from 7PM to 12PM the next day, which is a relatively simple 17 hour fast.

You’ll probably also experience what a lot of men do, which is that once they start fasting, they find they wake up each morning with far more powerful erections.

So, if you are a guy that is 40 and older and you want to know how you can get your body and sex life back in shape, I highly recommend you give intermittent fasting a try.

And if your erections could use some extra help, I also recommend trying our Golden Royal Honey. Our honey contains natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help men achieve big, lasting erections.

Try some for yourself today.

 

Common Causes of Low Libido in Men

Men come in all shapes and sizes. We eat different foods, speak different languages and have different hobbies. But there’s one thing most of us can agree on: sex is awesome.

And so it always comes as a bit of a shock when a man loses his libido. From the age of about 13 until, well, death, most men have sex on the brain a majority of the time, it’s just how we’re wired.

While it is more common than you may think for a man to lose his libido for short periods of time throughout his life, losing all interest in sex for an extended period of time is definitely cause for concern.

Here are a few potential causes of low libido in men.

Low Testosterone

Testosterone is a sex hormone found in both men and women, but men definitely have higher levels – or at least they should. Testosterone is produced in a man’s testicles and is responsible for building muscle and bone mass, and for stimulating sperm production. Your T-levels are also a major factor in your sex drive.

When your T-levels drop, your sex drive drops. Now, decreased testosterone levels are a natural part of aging. However, sometimes younger men can experience a sudden and drastic drop in their T-levels, and this can lead to low libido.

Medications

Now you may be wondering what causes T-levels to drop on a younger man? One of the biggest culprits is prescription medications. For instance, many blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers have been known to cause erectile dysfunction and prevent ejaculations.

But those certainly aren’t the only medications that can mess with a man’s T-levels and libido. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can definitely cause issues. Opioid pain relievers and antifungal medications can also cause issues. And finally, some heartburn medications, steroids and antidepressants can also cause a disruption to the libido.

Chronic illness

When you are physically feeling unwell because of a chronic illness or chronic pain, sex is most likely low on your list of priorities. Some chronic illnesses that have been known to take a toll on your libido include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart, kidney or liver failure

Sleep Issues

study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that nonobese men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had lower T-levels and a decreased desire for sexual activity.

Other studies have shown a clear link between a lack of sleep and decreased testosterone levels. For instance, this study found that when healthy men had restricted sleep of only 5 hours per night, their T-levels decreased up to 15%.

Stress

And last but certainly not least, chronic stress disrupts a man’s hormone levels. One study of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder found that the stress disorder increased their risk of sexual dysfunction more than threefold.

And, as if the stress itself weren’t bad enough, HOW a man deals with that stress can also impact his sexual performance. For instance, heavy drinking can lead to erectile dysfunction. Eating an unhealthy diet can lead to obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, which, as I mentioned a bit earlier, can all lead to decreased testosterone levels a d low libido.

It’s important to deal with stress in healthy ways. Exercise is a great way to beat stress, as is meditation. You may also want to consider taking a natural supplement such as ginseng, which has been proven to help people deal with stress and anxiety.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains Panax Ginseng to help you deal with the stress and anxiety in your life. In addition, our honey contains other powerful natural ingredients such as royal jelly and long jack that have been scientifically proven to help men get their libido back and maintain a healthy erection.

Try some for yourself today and feel excited again!

 

Here’s Why You Should be Taking Ginseng

You have probably heard countless times at this point that in order to be healthy you need to take vitamins and supplements. There’s no arguing that as our food isn’t grown the same way it was 100 years ago. Depleted soil means our foods simply don’t have the nutrition they once did.

But what is up for dispute is the KIND of supplements most of us should be taking. While many people focus on a multivitamin and maybe some fish oil, the majority of people neglect to take one of the most powerful and beneficial supplements available today, and that is Panax Ginseng.

What Makes Panax Ginseng Special?

You’ve no doubt heard of ginseng but may not realize there are a few different varieties used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Each type of ginseng offers unique healing properties, and of all of them, Panax ginseng has been the most revered for thousands of years.

Panax ginseng offers so many health benefits and has been used in TCM to treat a variety of ailments because it is able to stimulate blood circulation. The more oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood your organs get, the healthier you are.

But beyond this benefit, Panax ginseng also contains steroid-like compounds called ginsenosides. These compounds have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have consistently shown that Panax Ginseng may be able to treat inflammatory diseases including arthritis, heart disease and even cancer.

Here are 3 specific and compelling reasons why it’s a good idea to start taking ginseng:

  1. Helps You Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

If you’re like most people, you probably think type 2 diabetes is a blood sugar disease. But actually, it’s an inflammatory disease that affects how – or if – your body is able to manage blood sugar. A review published in PLoS Journal found that Panax ginseng helps people fight inflammation to better control their blood glucose.

  1. Brain Health

A 2005 study reported in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that Panax ginseng may offer the ability to improve brain performance. This form of ginseng fights mental fatigue and may also enhance memories in senior citizens. These brain benefits are believed to happen because of the increased blood circulation caused by ginseng. The more your blood circulates, the more oxygen and nutrients get to your brain and other vital organs.

  1. Natural Cure for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

If you’re a man that suffers from erectile dysfunction (ED), you may be interested to learn that Panax ginseng has been shown to help men achieve and erection. In fact, a 2002 study published in the Journal of Urology gave 45 men with ED Panax ginseng for 8 weeks. Those who took the ginseng had far greater results than the ones taking the placebo.

In another study of 90 men with ED, 60% saw a significant improvement using Panax ginseng.

Other findings have shown that Panax ginseng can boost a man’s testosterone levels. This increase in a man’s T-levels results in firmer, longer lasting erections.

And Panax ginseng is all-natural, so you won’t have to worry about the nasty side effects that often come with prescription ED meds. Side effects such as headaches, nausea and memory loss.

Try Our Golden Royal Honey

Our Golden Royal Honey is loaded with powerful natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help men with ED. One of our honey’s main ingredients is Panax ginseng.

Our Golden Royal honey not only contains the powerful Panax ginseng, but also Tongkat Ali, another potent and beneficial herb, and Royal Jelly, one of the most nutritious substances on the planet. This trilogy is a like a one-two knockout punch for erectile dysfunction.

If you’re someone who tries to take vitamins and supplements to improve your health, it may be a very good idea to start adding some Panax ginseng into your regimen. But, instead of popping another couple of large hard-to-swallow pills, we have a better way for you to get your daily dose of Panax ginseng. Our Golden Royal Honey is an easy and delicious way to help your body be healthy. Try our Golden Royal Honey for yourself!

 

 

5 Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

Having a full, lush head of hair is important for both men and women’s self-esteem. But some people suffer from hair thinning as a result of an illness, poor nutrition, medication or genetics.

While there are products on the market that claim to help you regrow your hair, many simply don’t and those that do are often full of questionable chemicals that can do more harm than good.

Luckily there are natural remedies that have been shown to be effective at helping men and women regrow some or all of their hair. Here are some of the most popular and effective natural remedies.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has a long history of promoting wound healing and helping people with various skin conditions. Treating your scalp with aloe vera can help to sooth any inflammation while conditioning your hair. Aloe vera can help with dandruff issues, and it is believed it can unblock hair follicles that may be blocked from excess oil and sebum buildup.

You have two options: use a special shampoo and conditioner that contains aloe vera or rub your scalp with pure aloe vera gel or juice a few times per week.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has been used by people all over the world for centuries for many different beauty treatments. Coconut oil contains important fatty acids that can penetrate inside your hair shaft and reduce protein loss from your hair strand. You can use coconut oil either before or after you shampoo, depending on your hair type. Many people rub coconut oil into their hair and scalp and leave it in overnight. This not only helps their scalp form new hair growth but also deeply conditions the hair they already have.

Fish Oil

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to rub smelly fish oil on your scalp. But I AM going to suggest that you consume more fish oil to help you regrow your hair. Studies have found that taking an omega-3 supplement daily can improve hair density and reduce hair loss.

Ginseng

Studies have shown that ginseng can help promote new hair growth by increasing blood circulation and stimulating hair follicles. Ginsenosides are the active compounds in ginseng and are thought to be responsible for its positive effect on hair.

Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly is a creamy substance secreted by the glands of worker bees and fed to the queen bee to stimulate her growth and development. And get this, the queen bee grows 10x larger and lives 10x longer than the worker bees.

This growth is due to royal jelly’s high nutrient content. The substance is rich in protein, vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid.

The biotin in royal jelly helps produce keratin, the building block of hair and nails. Folic acid promotes healthy cell growth and skin regeneration, and with that comes hair regeneration or hair regrowth. Inositol is another vitamin considered vital for hair growth. Deficiencies in these three vitamins have been known to cause hair loss. Royal jelly in rich in all three, helping not only to grow hair but to prevent you from losing what you do have.

Royal Jelly can be taken as a supplement or used as a topical hair conditioner.

If you want to actually obtain hair regrowth it’s important to look for remedies that are safe and have been shown to be effective. Also, hair regrowth takes time, so commit to the process and just stay at it until you see results.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains not only ginseng but also royal jelly, giving you a powerful combination to regrow your hair. Plus, the other natural ingredients in our honey have been shown to help both men and women get their libido back. A win win!

Try some today.

 

 

Honey is Really Good for Your Health – Except When It’s Not

Honey has been used for thousands of years as a natural sweetener. It has even been used as medicine in some cultures around the world for as long as 8,000 years!

But did you know that some honey is good for you, and some honey is just empty calories, providing no real health benefits? In this blog post, I’m going to break down the differences in honey so you know exactly what to look for.

Raw Honey vs. Regular Processed Honey

Back before we had machines that processed honey, people ate raw honey. If you’ve never seen or eaten raw honey, it looks very different than the stuff you’re probably used to seeing in the little squeezable bear bottles found at your grocery store.

Raw honey does not go through any kind of heat treatment. It instead comes right from the honeycomb. The beekeepers usually just filter the honey to remove small bits of debris like beeswax and yes, even dead bee parts. But that’s it, the honey never goes through any processing. Because of this, the honey remains cloudy or opaque and thicker than processed honey.

Regular honey that you buy in the store is an amber-colored liquid. It has been treated, which increases its shelf-life. But this heating process also destroys the very nutrients that offer incredible health benefits.

What’s in Raw Honey That Makes it So Healthy?

Guess why raw honey is cloudier than processed honey? Because it still contains vital nutrients. In fact, studies have shown that raw honey contains beneficial ingredients that may be good for our health. Raw honey contains:

  • Bee pollen, which has been shown to act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent
  • Certain vitamins and minerals
  • Enzymes
  • Amino acids
  • Antioxidants

Because pasteurization exposes honey to high temperatures, most, if not all, of these beneficial ingredients are destroyed. But the news gets even worse: not only does regular honey not offer these beneficial nutrients, it also tends to contain added sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup. So now something that was heathy for you becomes very unhealthy for you, very fast!

Where Was the Honey Made?

So now you hopefully understand the difference between raw honey and processed honey, and why one is healthy for you and the other… not so much.

But before you go, I also wanted to mention that WHERE the honey comes from can also offer you certain health benefits. We often hear that local raw honey is the best to eat. And for those people who suffer from seasonal allergies, eating local raw honey can help them fight their allergies to the local flower pollen etc.

But if you don’t suffer from allergies, you might actually gain more health benefits by eating honey from far, far away.

For instance, there is a famous honey that comes from Malaysia produced by a certain kind of bee called Apis Dorsata. These bees make their hives way, way up in specific trees, which makes the honey rare and hard to find.

Malaysian honey is made from nectars of different exotic rainforest plants. Scientists have extensively analyzed the ingredients in this particular honey and have found it contains a concentration of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-bacterial compounds and other phytochemicals known to fight tumor growth and support cardiovascular health. People in the region also use it daily to help stabilize blood sugars and lower blood pressure.

But that’s not all! This special Malaysian honey is also reported to increase sex drive and stamina.

 Our Golden Royal Honey is Made from Malaysian Honey

Golden Royal Honey contains potent ingredients from around the world. We use natural Malaysian honey so you get all of the benefits I just mentioned. We also use Panax ginseng, Long jack and royal jelly, with each showing significant health benefits.

The bottom line is, if you are looking for a natural remedy to treat inflammation, numerous diseases and even erectile dysfunction, try our Golden Royal Honey today.

 

A Natural Treatment for Arthritis Pain That Actually Works!

I helped my dad over the weekend rake leaves and I noticed that he seemed much stiffer than he did last year. I asked him about it but he shrugged it off, as he’s always done when it comes to pain.

If you or someone you love has arthritis, you know just how bad that pain can get. Stiff, achy joints that don’t allow you full range of motion and that chronic underlying pain that just doesn’t seem to go way.

Many people with arthritis try and lessen the pain by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication. These are the most commonly-prescribed pain relievers in the country. In fact, most of the pain relivers on the market today are NSAIDS. And they can be fancy prescription meds or over-the-counter meds like Advil.

The problem with NSAIDS is, while they may do a decent job of temporarily decreasing your arthritis pain, these drugs come with some pretty nasty side effects. Did you know that studies have shown that NSAIDS increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 20%?

As if that statistic wasn’t enough, that risk increases with the amount of NSAIDS taken as well as the length of time. So, if you are taking a lot of Advil every day just to get through the day, you are, sadly, increasing your odds of having a heart attack or stroke.

But wait, there’s more bad news. If the stroke or heart attack doesn’t get you, there are also the ulcers and internal bleeding. NSAIDs not only damage the lining of your stomach but also your esophagus and small intestine. In fact, according to gastroenterologist Byron Cryer, MD, a spokesperson for the American Gastroenterological Association, more than half of all bleeding ulcers are caused by NSAIDs.

You didn’t think I was done with the bad news, did you? According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, NSAIDs can also damage your kidneys and, with long-term use, even cause renal failure!

Then there are those people who experience allergic reactions to NSAIDs and may experience a shortness of breath. If you suffer from asthma or COPD, this could become a very dangerous situation for you.

Royal Jelly – A Safe Alternative Treatment for Arthritis Pain

So this weekend I told my dad everything I just told you about the dangers of NSAIDs and I could tell that he hadn’t heard any of those stats. And I could also tell that he found them to be very concerning, though being a kind of macho guy, his concern is almost imperceptible to most people.

Anyway, I told him what I’m about to tell you, and that is, there are alternative and natural treatments for arthritis pain and stiffness. Some are good, some not so good. But the one I am going to share with you today ACTUALLY WORKS!

Ever heard of royal jelly? It’s a creamy white substance made by nurse bees and it is fed to the newborn larvae for the first few days of its life. After that, it is ONLY fed to one bee and one bee only and that is the Queen Bee.

Because royal jelly is loaded with so many powerful nutrients, the queen bee is about to grow 50% larger than the average bee and also live 50 times longer. That is pretty amazing!

Okay, but what does royal jelly have to do with arthritis pain and stiffness?

Seeing what an effect royal jelly has on the queen bee, researchers decided to take a look at the exact chemical composition of the sticky stuff. Besides the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids royal jelly contains, it also has a compound called  “10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid” or 10H2DA.

This compound blocks two pathways of pro-inflammatory signals. Since arthritis pain and stiffness is caused by inflammation in the joints, using royal jelly to stop this signaling is an incredibly effective way to treat your arthritis pain.

Not only is royal jelly effective but also safe. There is no need to worry about developing heart disease or bleeding ulcers or having a stroke.

When I finished telling my dad everything I just told you I could tell he was musing things over. But he’s an old-fashioned guy and trading in Advil for honey is not something he is going to do easily.

So then I told him that royal jelly also helps men get their “bedroom mojo” back, and he got real interested real fast. Dad’s got a new girlfriend, you see, and I guess he could use a little help in that department. Man, I should not be telling you all of this and I am hoping he never reads this!

The moral of the story is, if you have arthritis pain and stiffness and you are concerned about taking NSAIDs (as you SHOULD be), then royal jelly is a safe and effective alternative treatment that really works.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains not only royal jelly, but other powerful natural ingredients that have been shown to help with everything from insomnia, anxiety, fertility issues and yes, even erectile dysfunction.

Try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself today!

Penis Facts: If You Have One, You Should Read This

If you’re like most men, when you think about penis health, you think about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or erectile dysfunction (ED).

While these conditions can certainly affect the health of your penis, penile health goes far beyond these two issues.

Here are some things every man should know about penis health:

Penis Health Refers To:

  • Your ability to urinate comfortably
  • Your ability to get or maintain an erection
  • Your fertility
  • Avoiding certain health conditions such as STDs and penile cancer

These Things Can Affect the Health of Your Penis

  • Hormone levels – Ed is often caused by low T levels or another hormonal imbalance.
  • Underlying health conditions – High blood pressure, diabetes, and certain neurological conditions can cause ED. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can also exacerbate ED.
  • Sex – Condoms keep you safe from STDs. If you don’t want to wear one, be sure you and your partner are monogamous and that you are both tested regularly for STDs. Also worth mentioning, rough sex can also harm your penis. Your penis can be bent at odd angles causing a traumatic penis fracture.
  • Poor hygiene – Good hygiene is important for penis health. Poor hygiene causes a buildup of smegma, an oily, malodorous, and irritating substance that is known to occur below the foreskin. When this builds up, it causes the head of your penis to become red and inflamed.

General Tips for Penis Health

As with your overall health, there are some things you can do to keep your penis healthy:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat a balanced diet (good nutrition is important for hormonal regulation)
  • Get regular exercise – exercise has been shown to cut your risk of developing ED, which is often caused by a lack of good blood circulation.
  • Maintain a healthy weight – obesity is one of the biggest causes of diabetes and heart disease, both of which can lead to ED.
  • Practice good stress management – meditation, exercise and breath work can help you handle the stress in your life.

Supplementation also helps with stress. Ginseng has been shown to help fight stress and anxiety. Our Golden Royal Honey contains Panax Ginseng, along with other powerful nutrients that have been scientifically proven to help men with stress and ED. See if our honey can help you beat stress.

Preventing STIs

There are a number of ways you can prevent STIs. The most obvious is to use a condom each time you have sex. You should also get tested to be sure after each new partner. This is because many STIs are asymptomatic, meaning you won’t have any noticeable symptoms. So you and your new partner should get checked to be sure.

If you or a partner has an infection, you might be able to take certain precautions to prevent it from spreading between you.

If you do happen to contract an STI, understand that most are treatable, so try not to panic and don’t feel ashamed. Talk to your doctor about treatment and how you should proceed.

Circumcision Pros and Cons

And speaking of STIs, uncircumcised penises are more susceptible to STIs. But the good news is, they are less likely to be chaffed and irritated as circumcised penises. If you are circumcised, try and wear loose fitting clothes to stop the chaffing.

Are Bends or Curves Normal in Penises?

It is fairly common for men to have slight bends or curves in their penis. But what’s not as common is a significant bend and pain in your penis when it’s erect. This is a condition called Peyronie’s disease and it’s usually the result of a traumatic injury. If you think you may have this condition, speak with your healthcare provider.

Maintaining Penis Sensitivity as You Age

It’s quite common for men to lose sensitivity of their penis as they age. It is believed this is caused by poor blood circulation as well as daily friction. To improve your circulation, eat right and exercise. And wear loose fitting clothes and underwear to eliminate friction.

Keeping your penis healthy will ensure it can do its job properly. But sometimes, even when we follow healthy tips, we still find we can’t “get it up” like we used to or we even lose our libido!

There are many reasons for this – some health related like type 2 diabetes – so if you are struggling in the bedroom, it’s best to speak to your doctor and get a full check-up.

If you are healthy and you’re still having trouble, sometimes a little help is all you need to get you back in the saddle.

Our Golden Royal Honey is loaded with powerful natural ingredients that have been shown to help men get their libido back and achieve and maintain an erection. Try some for yourself today.

 

 

 

Can Royal Jelly Help You Lose Stubborn Fat?

I wrote last week about some ways you can stop yourself from binging this holiday season. But, being a realist, I recognize that no matter how much people try and NOT stuff their faces with calorie-laden holiday food, it’s simply going to happen.

Why? Because cookies, pies, and cakes are unbelievably delicious to start and also, it’s the holidays, and when you’re feeling festive you generally feel like eating whatever the heck you like. Right? Right!

Okay, so what will you do when January 1st rolls around and you’ve put on 5-10 pounds of fat? Well, if you’re like most people, you’ll commit to joining a gym and dieting, only to quit after 3 weeks.

Well, there’s an easier, and more delicious, way to lose stubborn fat.

Royal Jelly – Losing Weight Just Got Sweeter!

You may have tried diet pills or supplements in the past that promised to help “melt the fat” off your body. In most cases, these pills are either completely ineffective or, worse, come with some pretty nasty side effects.

But research has determined there is something that can help you with losing stubborn fat. It turns out that royal jelly, that creamy substance made by nurse bees, may help restore metabolic processes and prevent “excessive adipose tissue (white fat) accumulation.”

Why have you never heard of this benefit of royal jelly? Well, like so many things, this natural substance has been revered for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine but is only becoming known in the West in the last few decades. But at least our scientists are now finally catching on to this powerhouse substance.

For instance, in a 2012 study conducted on women with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that supplementing with 1000 mgs of royal jelly each day helped the women lose significant weight.

Once these results were seen by the health community, other researchers wanted to see if they could mimic them. So in 2017, another study was conducted on mice to see if royal jelly could help anyone, not just those with type 2 diabetes, lose weight. The results were very promising and showed that royal jelly not only helps people lose weight but may even PREVENT weight gain in the first place.

How exactly does it do this?

Royal Jelly Boosts Metabolism

We all know that the higher your metabolism, the more calories (fat) you will burn even at rest. Yet another study found that royal jelly has the ability to induce thermogenesis (fat burning).  All those supplements on the market that claim to help your body burn fat would work by boosting thermogenesis. But while other supplements claim to do it, royal jelly actually DOES do it.

Royal jelly contains compounds called HDAA and HDEA. These compounds activate special proteins in your cells that increase fat burning. And they don’t just increase it by a little. Researchers found SIGNIFICANT increase to fat burning,

What Does This Mean for Your Holiday Weight Gain?

It means that when all else fails… when you “forget” to get up and go to the gym… when you can’t stick with the keto diet… when nothing you’ve tried has helped you take the weight off, royal jelly will make fat burning easier than ever before.

If you’ve been looking for a quality Royal Jelly supplement, look no further. Our Golden Royal Honey not only contains beneficial royal jelly, but also other ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help with stamina, libido, energy and even skin issues. You simply can’t find a better royal jelly supplement on the market.

 

How to Eat Sensibly This Holiday Season

Fall is officially upon us, and that means the holidays are just around the corner. And THAT means that in just a few weeks, many of us will be shoving all sorts of unhealthy foods into our mouths.

Giving into sugary and fatty temptations is okay – in MODERATION. But during the holidays it seems like most of us are put under some sort of spell and all self-control seems to go out the window. Before we know it, we’ve eaten thousands and thousands of calories, most of which have come from straight up sugar! When January rolls around, we’ve packed on an extra 5-7 pounds.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? If so, you’ll want to read this blog post all the way to the end so you can learn how to control yourself and eat sensibly this holiday season.

Let’s dig in!

Stay Hydrated

When our body becomes dehydrated, it sends signals to our brain so we start craving salty foods. Why does this happen?

Well, you probably think that hydration has everything to do with drinking plenty of water. But really, hydration has more to do with ensuring you have the proper balance of electrolytes in your body.

When we sweat, we lose our important electrolytes like sodium, potassium and magnesium. Then, in an effort to “stay hydrated,” we drink a ton of water, and even more electrolytes get flushed out of our body. As a result, we feel incredibly thirsty so we drink more and more water and flush more and more electrolytes out.

Your body craves salty foods because it is crying out for sodium. There are supplements that help you safely replace these important electrolytes. A quick search on Amazon will turn up many products that will help you balance your electrolytes out.

Also, using Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt, instead of table salt, which has been stripped of minerals, will help keep your electrolytes in check so you don’t binge eat this holiday.

Don’t Make Things Hard on Yourself

To eat sensibly during the holidays, you’re going to have to use SOME restraint. While it’s fine to have that pumpkin pie on T-day, no one is pointing a gun at your head and forcing you to spend $150 at Walmart to buy chips, donuts, cookies, brownies and ice cream AND that pumpkin pie.

You’ll have a much easier time saying no to cravings during the holidays if you don’t stuff your cupboards and fridge full of deviant foods!

Don’t Get Too Hungry

When we’re really hungry, we tend to make really stupid food choices. This is especially true during the holidays. You skip lunch to “make room” for the dinner you’re having at your aunt’s house. By the time dinner comes, you’ve already eaten five dinner rolls and bowls of chips and dip. Of course, this doesn’t stop you from going for seconds on the mashed potatoes and have three slices of pie!

The moral of the story is: don’t skip meals. And if you need to snack to stave off that hunger, go for healthier snacks like veggies and dip or fruit and cheese.

Handle Stress

Most of us deal with stress year-round, but it seems to really get kicked up a notch during the holidays. And when we’re feeling stressed, it’s all too easy for us to make bad food choices.

Do your best to fight stress this holiday season. Take time from the hustle and bustle for yourself. Exercise. Meditate. Listen to your favorite music and/or take hot baths in Epsom salt.

Another great way to beat stress is to take ginseng. Ginseng has been found by many studies to beat the effects of stress on the body.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains Panax Ginseng and other natural ingredients that have been shown to help with stress, infertility, and even erectile dysfunction! Plus, eating some of our honey will satisfy your sweet tooth, so you won’t automatically reach for all those pies and cakes!

This holiday season, if you follow these tips, you should be able to have fun, but not the kind of fun that leads to packing on an extra 15 pounds!

 

It’s More Important Than Ever to Support Your Immune System

Fall is here and that means we’re officially headed into cold and flu season. This cold and flu season will be a little bit crazier and more chaotic than most, because now we have to contend with this novel Corona virus as well.

It is more important than ever that we take the necessary steps to keep ourselves and our families healthy! And the number one thing you can do is to support your immune system.

Here are some simple but very effective ways to support your immune system so it can support your optimal health:

Get Plenty of Rest

Most of us burn the candle at both ends. While this may help us to accomplish more on our “to-do” list, it doesn’t do anything positive for our overall health or well-being.

Simply put, your immune system cannot work optimally unless you get plenty of quality sleep each night. This means uninterrupted sleep lasting between 7 and 9 hours.

Eat Right

When you fill your body with refined sugars, trans fats and a bunch of chemicals no one can pronounce, you are taxing your immune system, that sees all of these as “foreign bodies” that need to be attacked. The attack comes in the form of inflammation and inflammation is the root cause of all disease.

It’s important that you stop eating processed foods and stick with whole foods you cook yourself. Focus on eating animal-sourced proteins, healthy fats and some fruits and veggies.

Improve Your Gut Health

Get this: 80% of your immune system lives in your GI tract AKA your GUT. This means, if your gut isn’t healthy – your immune system isn’t healthy and YOU’RE not healthy. It’s really important people understand this. You’ve probably been hearing over the past 5 years or so the “importance of gut health, “and maybe you listened or maybe, like most people, you didn’t pay attention.

Your immune system is mostly located in your gut, so it is incredibly important that you take care of your gut health. Eating right will certainly help with this. But there is something else you can do and that is to eat more honey.

Quality honey, especially products mixed with royal jelly, contain oligosaccharides, which are sugars that have been shown to serve as fuel for the good bacteria in our guts.

Honey also contains small amounts of polyphenols, which can both protect good bacteria and displace bad bacteria. Honey also contains a specific probiotic bacteria that helps keep your gut and entire immune system in tip-top shape.

Our Golden Royal honey contains royal jelly as well as other natural ingredients like ginseng that have been scientifically proven to help support our overall health. If you want a delicious way to stay healthy this winter, try some of our Golden Royal Honey.

Some Other Tips to Stay Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Wash hands often

During any normal day our hands are touching so many different things that may contain germs, bacteria and viruses. It’s important that we all wash our hands throughout the day. You may also want to carry antibacterial hand gel with you if it’s not easy for you to wash your hands multiple times. And do your best to keep from touching your face. I think we’ve all gotten used to washing our hands and NOT touching our faces. We’ve had months of practice!

Wipe Down Shared Items and Surfaces

Use rubbing alcohol to wipe down shared items like doorknobs, stair rails, phones, vending machines and computer keyboards.

Avoid Crowds

If you can, avoid places like shopping malls and shop online instead. Again, we’ve all gotten used to distancing, and while that’s not fun when you’re distancing from friends and family, it can be helpful in staying healthy this winter.

Your immune system is a miraculous thing and it can keep you healthy from all sorts of illnesses if you treat it right. Follow these tips so you and your family can stay healthy this winter.

And try some Golden Royal Honey today!